Artificial tears are used to moisten and lubricate dry eyes. They contain carboxymethylcellulose, dextran, glycerin, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, and propylene glycol. They are used in conditions causing burning, irritation, and discomfort to the eyes, and they also protect the eye from injury and infections.
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Please suggest treatment for Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis.
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis disease and it is chronic. My father has glaucoma. I have been using steroid eye drop. They are Fluorometholone ophthalmic suspension and Restasis eye drop. I have been having this eye problem since about two years. I am attac... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The proposed treatment for TSPK- Thygeson's superficial punctate keratitis remains artificial tears and topical corticosteroids, which you are using, topical Cyclosporine (Restasis) and soft contact lenses if required. The improvement and success of these t... Read Full »
I got conjunctivitis 7 days back.I had red eye with eyelid swelling.Now redness is gone but blurring is present.What do I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I got conjunctivitis seven days back. I had red-eye with eyelid swelling. I used Moxifloxacin hydrochloride from the very first day, every 2 hours. Then I started Fluorometholone four times a day and Cyclosporine three times a day. And now, for two days, I got blurred vision. Redness ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having conjunctivitis and you are on treatment with Moxifloxacin and Fluorometholone. The presence of blurring of vision indicates involvement of cornea in the form of keratoconjunctivitis. This usually occ... Read Full »
I have viral conjunctivitis. Should I protect the first affected eye from reinfection?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 41-year-old female and have been diagnosed with viral conjunctivitis by a specialist. My eye health is otherwise perfect (had them checked out a week before this came on). After a few days, it spread to the other eye. I expect the first eye will heal first, even though the second... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having viral conjunctivitis involving both the eyes. Coming to your first question, viral conjunctivitis remains infective in the initial three to five days hence no need to worry about the reinfection f... Read Full »
What causes eye irritation and watering?
Query: Hi doctor, When I go to bed, my eyes start watering, mainly the left one. When I get out of my bed and look in the mirror, my eyes are red, and my eyelids are swollen. When I wake up in the morning, I have the same problem of tearing eyes, redness, and eyelid swelling. I sleep on the left side, and... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Xanthelasma is nothing to do with your problems. It is due to high cholesterol levels. Your watering problem may be related to previous conjunctivitis attacks. Do you have irritation during watering or blurring of vision after conjunctivitis? This is more common ... Read Full »
Can dry eyes cause sudden vision obstruction?
Query: Hi doctor, I feel a strange glitch in my vision. It is quite big and takes up a large portion of my central vision. It is neither a shadow nor a flash, it looks like a greasy fingerprint smudge in my vision which disappears quickly. It happens when I blink, but mostly occurs when my eyes move quick... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description of symptoms it looks to be non-pathological. It can be due to dryness in the eyes. It will occur when a thick eye secretion covers the cornea, once you blink it will get clear. This needs to be treated with artificial tear drops used hourly. Ot... Read Full »
My eye pains a lot as I slept with contact lenses. What can be done?
Query: Hi doctor,I am using contact lenses daily. But yesterday, I slept with it in my eyes. When I woke up, my eyes were red and itching. It is painful, and water is coming out continuously from my eyes. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is associated with a lot of long-term and acute problems if you wear contact lenses during sleep. Immediately remove contact lenses and start using antibiotic eye drops and artificial tear substitutes frequently. You can send pictures of your eyes and old records for b... Read Full »
How can you manage dry eye disease (DED)?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother will be 71-year-old in the next four months. She is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 60 kg. She suffered from an ischemic stroke four years ago. Currently, she has the following disturbing health conditions: severe eye pain with gritty feeling in her eyes, forgetfulness, tire... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly upload a picture of both her eyes. And when she sleeps, do her eyes close entirely or remain slightly open? I want these details for proper treatment. Read Full »
What are the possible causes of blepharitis?
Query: Hi doctor,I had psychosis a while ago. I washed my eyes under tap water from the sink, and also, I was using some artificial tears that did not expire but were opened and were not used for a year. Kindly tell me if there is a higher chance of getting blepharitis or blepharoconjunctivitis from tap wa... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Blepharitis does not occur due to contamination with tap water or eye drops. It occurs because the meibomian glands, which are the oil-secreting glands of the lid, get clogged and are subsequently infected by bacteria. This occurs becau... Read Full »
I am unable to open my eyes without lubricant. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,My right eye does not feel normal. Without lubrication, I cannot open my eye in the morning, and when I blink, I feel sensitivity in the eye. I am currently using Xl-ha eye gel. Read Full »
Dr. Hussein Mohamed Sherif Ahmed Ayoub
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you have diagnosed yourself. You have a dry eye, usually accompanied by an allergy. Please send me a clear picture of both your eyes, and I will send you the treatment. Read Full »
Why is the visual acuity higher in my right eye?
Query: Hi doctor, I had LASIK at the age of 26 and had 20/15 vision after the procedure. I had -4.5 R and 5.25 L before the surgery. I am now 31 and have developed some slight myopia (R - 0.25 and L - 0.50) and astigmatism. One thing I have always noticed was that both before LASIK and now, my left eye alw... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is common to have different power in both eyes. Also, different vision in both eyes. This is because of difference in optical properties of both eyes. In your case, the power of both the eyes is different. Higher in the right eye and this itself may be led to the di... Read Full »